When is Mother's Day in UAE?

21st March 2018 is the day dedicated to moms in the UAE. Every year on this date, Mother’s Day is celebrated with much fun and excitement. Mother's Day in today’s date has become a big celebration. And why should it not be? After all, a mom is the source of life. This day is celebrated to honor the mother of the family, motherhood in general, maternal bonds, and the influence of the mothers in our society. In the UAE, major Mothers Day celebration is noticed in Dubai, Sharjah, Ras-Al-Khaimah, Abu Dhabi, Umm-Al-Quwain, Ajman, and Al-Ain. Apart from the UAE, 21st March has been adopted as Mother’s Day in Bahrain, Comoros, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Palestine, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, etc. People send various mother’s day gifts to their loving moms or any mother figure in their life to make this day memorable.

Dates of Mother's Day for the next 5 Years in UAE

The respective dates for the next five years from the time period of 2019 to 2022 are given below:

Day Date Year
Thursday 21st March 2019
Saturday 21st March 2020
Sunday 21st March 2021
Monday 21st March 2022
Tuesday 21st March 2023

When is the French and Indian Mother’s Day?

A mother is the architect of the society and a day is solely dedicated to her power, courage, and love which is known as Mother’s Day. The month of May witnesses Mother’s Day celebration in most parts of the world but again different countries have different dates to celebrate this occasion which is briefly discussed below:

French Mother’s Day

In France, this Mother’s Day is generally observed on the last Sunday of the month of May. History says that due to low birth rate in the first half of the 20th century, the French Government started awarding the Médaille de la Famille francaise to the mothers of large families. Since 1950’s the mother’s day began to be celebrated on the last Sunday of the month of May except when Pentecost fell on that day. In that case, the celebration would be shifted to the first Sunday of June which happened in 2012. This year the French people would celebrate Mother’s Day on 27th May 2018.

Along with France, the same date is followed by Algeria, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, French Antilles, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Haiti, Mauritius, Senegal, Sweden, and Tunisia.

Indian Mother’s Day

Most of the countries follow the USA way of Mother’s Day celebration. India also celebrates Mother’s Day on the 2nd Sunday of May and this year it is falling on 13th May 2018. But unlike the USA, mother’s day is not a holiday in India. In general, mother’s day is not a big event like other festivals in India but yes it is slowly capturing popularity among masses and that is evident with the sale of mother’s day gifts!

Mother’s Day in Other Parts of the World

1st Sunday of May – Angola, Cape Verde, Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, and Spain.

8th May – South Korea

10th May– El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico

2nd Sunday of May

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bonaire, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Dem. Rep., Congo, Rep., Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Gabon, Gambia, Greenland, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

14th May – Benin

15 May – Paraguay

19 May – Kyrgyzstan

22 May – Israel

26 May – Poland

27 May – Bolivia

30 May – Nicaragua

1 June – Mongolia